The Candle of Vision is an underrated classic of Western spirituality and comes with a specially written Foreword from Solomon James. It reads like a memoir, and approaches the reader with simplicity, honesty, and yet surprising depth.
Within the pages of this book, AE identifies the Celtic river god Manannan with the visionary transmission of the ‘sacred imagination.’ This is akin to the sublime force of energy that swept over AE when he entered his trances. The Candle of Vision is a contemplative work that initiates reflections rather than provides answers. It stirs the body, mind, and soul. It offers a vision that speaks to us in its own unique way, as well as gifting us a language of silence. The Candle of Vision should be read and re-read.